§ Mr. Walker-Smith
In the year ended 30th September, 1958, whole-time nursing staff increased by 4.4 per cent. and part-time staff by 8.1 per cent. Nurses in training increased by 2.4 per cent. Wastage of student nurses is about 37 per cent. Hospital nursing establishments are being re-assessed on the basis of the 88 hour fortnight, and I will write to the hon. Member when I have the figures.